17 days in County Donegal Itinerary

17 days in County Donegal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19 h 45 min
1
Carrick
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Bundoran
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Letterkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Malin Head
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20 h
End: New York City

3
nights
Carrick

Carrick ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carrick: Ardara (Assaranca Waterfall & Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal).

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Carrick tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Carrick is an approximately 20- hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Carrick. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Carrick are little chillier (52°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bundoran.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ardara, Malin Beg, Glencolmcille, Fintra Beach, Muckross Head Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach

4
nights
Bundoran

Bundoran ©
Bundoran is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Explore Bundoran's surroundings by going to Dunkineely (Cyndi Graham Handweaving & St. John's Point) and Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey) (in Donegal Town). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, let the kids burn off some steam at Dizzy's Den, tour the pleasant surroundings at Donegal Equestrian Centre, and get outside with Bluestack Mountains Scenic Route.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bundoran online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Carrick to Bundoran in 1.5 hours. April in Bundoran sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Bundoran

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Donegal Town, Dunkineely, Ballyshannon
Highlights from your plan
Donegal Equestrian Centre ©
Donegal Equestrian Centre
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Bundoran Golf Club ©
Bundoran Golf Club

4
nights
Letterkenny

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Explore Letterkenny's surroundings by going to Clonmany (Glenevin Waterfall, Mamore Gap, &more) and Dunfanaghy (Hornhead Loop, WW2 Memorial and Information Point, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Errigal, putt your heart out at Donegal Airsoft, and delve into the distant past at Grianan Of Aileach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Letterkenny trip itinerary site.

Drive from Bundoran to Letterkenny in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Malin Head.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Clonmany, Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, Donegal Airsoft, Poison Glen
Highlights from your plan
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Mount Errigal ©
Mount Errigal

3
nights
Malin Head

Malin Head ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Ballagh Studio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross, then kick back and relax at Culdaff Beach, and finally tee off at Ballyliffin Golf Club. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Five Fingers Strand, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wee House at Malin, then look for gifts at Wild Atlantic Gifts, and finally take some stellar pictures from Malin Head.

To find out how to plan a trip to Malin Head, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Letterkenny to Malin Head in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Malin Head

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

County Donegal, Culdaff, Five Fingers Strand
Highlights from your plan
Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village
Malin Head ©
Malin Head
Ballyliffin Golf Club ©
Ballyliffin Golf Club